MARIN REAL ESTATE BLOG

Marin Real Estate News and Lifestyle Blog

If you are looking for the latest Marin real estate and lifestyle news, you have come to the right place. My Marin real estate blog features 100% all-original articles you won’t find anywhere else with the latest news and developments in the ever-changing Marin County luxury real estate market. Also you will find other Northern California lifestyle articles, such as my favorite places to hike, weekend getaways, restaurants, shopping and other aspects of life in our wonderful county.

If you have any questions on any of the articles, please don’t hesitate to contact me for further information. As always I am available via text or phone 415.847.5584.

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Long Weekend in Montecito At The Four Seasons

The seaside town of Montecito, California, a small town just south of Santa Barbara, is next in my weekend escapes from Marin series. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountain Range, Montecito is known for mild weather…

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Joseph Phelps Vineyards is next on my series of day trips from Marin County. Just about every time I drive up to Napa I remark how lucky we are to have a world-class wine region just 45 minutes drive from Marin. I was excited to tour Joseph Phelps as I have been a big fan of their Insignia and Backus blends for quite some time...
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2016 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends

If the Millennial generation (ages 18-35) is so attracted to city living, why are many of them moving to the suburbs according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®? The 2016 survey on home buyer and seller generational trends indicates that Millennials, which make up the largest home buying group nationally, for the first time are shifting to the suburbs and shifting away from multi-family homes to single-family homes.
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Solar Energy Marin County | My Own Experience

Several of my clients have asked me about installing solar panels on their home. When it comes to solar, there are many decisions - buy or lease? Which company to use? Where to place the panels? I thought I would share my own experience…
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March 2016 Marin Real Estate Market Report

I am pleased to present the March 2016 Marin Real Estate Market Report, courtesy of the excellent analytics team at Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty. This latest market report reflects data as of month-end February 2016.
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Round Pond Winery | Round Pond Estate

Round Pond Estate is one of my favorite wineries in Napa County to visit. Set on 362 acres in the acclaimed Rutherford Valley region, Round Pond is famous for their Cabernet Sauvignons but also produces a variety of impressive wines including…
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Marin Internet Providers

You have just purchased your new home in Marin County and need a list of Marin internet providers? You have come to the right place. This is one of the most frequent questions I receive from Marin home buyers so I thought I would put together…
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Marin Estate Sales | Advice & Tips On Emptying Your Home To Sell

Marin estate sales are a great way to empty a home to prepare it for sale. When I first moved here years ago, I attended many estate sales in Marin and furnished one of my first homes with great mid-century modern furniture I found at an…
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Luxe Valet Service San Francisco - My Review

Recently I had the opportunity to try a new service in San Francisco called Luxe valet and thought I would write about my experience. One of the many things that tempted me to move from San Francisco to Marin County is the abundance of parking…
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Josh Flagg San Francisco Design Center 2016 Keynote

I was privileged to attend Design San Francisco's keynote speech and presentation on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the San Francisco Design Center. Featured on stage were Josh Flagg of Bravo TV's "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles,"…
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Moving to Marin County | Top 12 Reasons To Move To Marin

Are you thinking of moving to Marin County? As a top Marin real estate agent, it goes without saying that I love living here. I moved to Marin County from another favorite place, San Francisco, back in the late 1990s and feel so lucky…
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First Time Home Buyer Tips and Advice | Marin County

Being a first time home buyer in Marin County, one of the most competitive real estate markets in the country, can be a daunting prospect. However, there is one area where you as a first time home buyer may have an advantage that more seasoned…
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Ram's Gate Winery | Sonoma Wineries

Ram's Gate Winery in Sonoma is next in my Marin Day Escapes Series. As one of the closest Sonoma wineries to Marin, Ram's Gate is one of our favorite choices to visit when we want to enjoy great wine, architecture, views, and even food.…

Marin Home Staging | Should You Stage Your Home?

One of the decisions that home sellers in Marin face is whether or not to stage their home when they sell it. Home staging is definitely something I urge my sellers to consider. Studies show that 65% of us are visual learners -- meaning we…
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The Commissary San Francisco | Dinner Out

Last night we were celebrating a certain top Marin real estate agent's birthday and decided to try The Commissary San Francisco in The Presidio. I had heard good things about it and it's an easy drive from Marin county, just off the new Presidio…

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